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Bedford Independent Guest Column, Crime, Police and Crime Bill
By Mohammad Yasin / March 16, 2021

March Bedford Independent Column – Why I’m voting against the Police and Crime bill

The tragic death of Sarah Everard and the Met Police’s handling of a vigil for her has instigated a national...

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Bedford Independent Guest Column, Covid-19 Coronavirus, Economics, Funding Cuts
By Mohammad Yasin / February 18, 2021

February Bedford Independent Monthly Column – The virus exposed an unequal economy: we will not go back

Keir Starmer gave his most important speech yet laying out Labour’s vision for the future. “The Conservatives say they want...

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Bedford Independent Guest Column, Brexit, Climate Change, Environment
By Mohammad Yasin / January 20, 2021

January Bedford Independent Column – Environmental protections post-Brexit: the race to the bottom begins

The watering down of workers’ rights, standards and environmental protections was at the heart of my concerns over Brexit. Just...

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Bedford Independent Guest Column, Covid-19 Coronavirus, Covid-19 Coronavirus, NHS
By Mohammad Yasin / December 18, 2020

December Bedford Independent Column: Tier 3 restrictions but there’s light at the end of the tunnel

It’s sad that we end this darkest of years in Tier 3 restrictions after so many months of huge personal...

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Bedford Independent Guest Column, Benefit System, Department for Work and Pensions
By Mohammad Yasin / November 24, 2020

November Bedford Independent Column – Universal Credit is not fit for purpose

I have long argued that Universal Credit is not fit for purpose. Sadly, I’ve seen countless examples of it failing...

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Covid-19 Coronavirus
By Mohammad Yasin / November 3, 2020

Second Lockdown

Following the Government’s announcement on Saturday, England will be entering a four-week lockdown from Thursday 5th November.   I know...

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By Mohammad Yasin / October 21, 2020

October Bedford Independent Column – Sport clubs are the beating heart of Bedford and can’t be casualties of Covid

News this week from the media and entertainment industry union, BECTU, that nearly 7,500 theatre and live events workers have...

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Food standards at risk
By Mohammad Yasin / October 16, 2020

Food standards at risk

I was disappointed but not surprised that the Government rejected the last attempt to require imported food to meet domestic...

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Bedford Independent Guest Column, Covid-19 Coronavirus, NHS
By Mohammad Yasin / September 16, 2020

September Bedford Independent column – Track and trace has failed at its first real test

“We will have a test track and trace operation that will be world-beating, in place by 1 June” promised the...

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Bedford Independent Guest Column, Covid-19 Coronavirus, Exam Results
By Mohammad Yasin / August 20, 2020

August Bedford Independent Column: Government’s A-level results U turn was welcome, but questions remain

After a weekend of growing outrage and pressure from A-level students, teachers and the Labour Party, the inevitability of the...

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